New management plan set for Southern hake
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Southern hake, Merluccius australis (Photo: Subpesca)CHILETuesday, November 08, 2016,21:30 (GMT + 9)TheUnderSecretaria

Southern hake, Merluccius australis. (Photo: Subpesca)


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Tuesday, November 08, 2016, 21:30 (GMT + 9)


The UnderSecretariat for Fisheries and Aquaculture (SUBPESCA) approved the management plan for the southern hake resource in the regions of Los Lagos, Aysen and Magallanes, which establishes the necessary guidelines for the sustainable conservation and exploitation of the resource.

The regional director of Los Lagos Region, Juan Gutierrez, highlighted the joint work that, through SUBPESCA, the Government leads with the fishing sector and seeks to analyze the state of fisheries and generate a commitment to its recovery.

"According to the General Law of Fisheries and Aquaculture, each of the proposals of the management plan includes tasks and actions with deadlines that must be fulfilled by all the participating groups," he added.

The purpose of the management plan is the conservation and sustainable use of the southern hake resource (Merluccius australis), giving it the greatest social and economic value over time. For the above, goals and objectives have been defined for three areas: biological, economic and social ones.

In the biological field, the aim is to take the biomass to a spawning stock of 40 per cent from the virgin value; protect the reproductive process and juvenile specimens; reduce and mitigate discards.

In the economic sphere, the aim is to increase the net income of the players in the fishery and maximize its total value.

The social area is aimed at improving working conditions in artisanal vessels and improving the knowledge of fishing regulations. Each of these objectives is associated with management measures or actions, linked in turn to an action plan with defined tasks and deadlines.

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